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Collision on East Main Street results in felony drug charge

A Hennepin man was hospitalized after allegedly driving under the influence and causing a traffic accident on May 18. His actions put him in front of the Murray County District Court judge where he was charged with felony, DUI of intoxicants; and misdemeanor charges of causing an accident without a valid driver’s license, possession of CDS (methamphetamine), possession of CDS (marijuana and Xanax) without a valid prescription and unlawful drug paraphernalia.
Around 7 a.m. on May 18, Gregory Antwine Miles, was involved in a two car accident in front of Vision Bank. Officer Lonn Hayes arrived to see a small sedan sitting on the curb under the attention of the Davis Fire Department. He asked the man sitting on the curb for his license and he said he didn’t have one. He gave him an Oklahoma I.D. card.
Officer Hayes spoke to the other person involved in the accident. The man said he was driving east on East Main in the right hand lane when he saw a car driving west to cross three lanes (including the center turn lane) directly at his truck. The man thought the driver of the car would correct his error, but at the last moment, said he swerved hard to the left. As the car passed to the right, it hit the man’s rear tire.
Officer Hayes allowed the driver to leave the scene after collecting his information since his car was in good enough condition to drive it.
As if an early morning accident wasn’t enough to wade through, Officer Hayes found himself on the receiving end of some interesting information. A person who lived by the accident scene told emergency personnel that Miles told her before emergency personnel arrived that he had an alligator or a turtle in his trunk and to keep it closed . . . . Thankfully, it was a turtle. A large snapping turtle that was released into a nearby field.
Officer Hayes said he could smell burnt marijuana on Miles and in his car. Officer Ryan Thomas assisted on scene and reported that several witnesses told firemen that when Miles’ vehicle was hit, the airbags did not deploy. However, when the driver’s side door was opened, a cloud of smoke emerged before Miles did.
Miles was driving on a suspended license and the vehicle had a paper tag that expired at the end of March. Officer Hayes told Miles he was transported to Arbuckle Memorial Hospital.
Officer Thomas did an inventory of the car before it was impounded to include: marijuana, rolling papers and a clear pipe with crystal residue that later field tested for methamphetamine.
Later that afternoon, Miles decided he wasn’t going to jail quietly. How loud did the scene in the Arbuckle Memorial Hospital room get? Well, it was loud enough for two Sulphur Police Officers and five or more Murray County Sheriff’s Deputies to be involved.
When Officer Hayes learned that Miles was medically fit to leave the hospital and he and Officer Fjeld attempted to place Miles under arrest. When Officer Hayes started to read Miles his Miranda Rights, he became argumentative and loud. When Officer Hayes tried to place handcuffs on him, he caused an even louder disruption. After a scuffle, they got the handcuffs on and were met outside by two different agencies and nearly 10 officers on site.
A traffic stop on May 19 led to the arrest of a Pauls Valley man for DUI – alcohol (refusal), possession of CDS (marijuana) without a valid prescription and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officer Seth Kemper made contact with Dymetruis Kinley after he conducted a traffic stop on West Main Street. Kinley told Officer Kemper he did not have a driver’s license. Officer Kemper asked both occupants of the vehicle if there was anything illegal in the car and the passenger handed him a “green plant-like substance that appeared to be marijuana.” Officer Kemper also noted two open alcoholic beverages in the console.
After exiting the vehicle, Officer Kemper asked the passenger and Kinley if there was any other contraband in the vehicle and they said no. Officer Kemper noticed Kinley had slurred speech.
He searched the car and found pipes for smoking marijuana, a pipe with white residue that later field tested to be methamphetamine, a syringe and a contained labeled as a THC product. Officer Kemper talked with both individuals and Kinley said the contraband was his. He also admitted to smoking marijuana before he began the drive.
Officer Kemper contacted Drug Recognition Expert instructor Trooper Jason Yingling to conduct a field test and determined Kinley was not safe to operate a motor vehicle. Kinley was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. Kinley was booked into the Murray County Jail after refusing the blood/urine test to measure the amount of alcohol in his system.

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